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October 2004 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Cup shaped, sometimes squashed, inner surface smooth, grey to grey brown, outer surface scurfy, pale, to about 4 cm across
Cylindrical, tapered upwards, covered with fine hairs, greyish
Summer to autumn
In deciduous and coniferous woods
Spores spindle shaped, smooth, one large central drop, one small drop at each end (18-24) x (10-12) µm2